Riot to make big LoL ranked system changes to combat smurfs in 2024

After some sweeping changes to League of Legends‘ ranked system in 2023, Riot Games’ developers are ready to make even larger adjustments to help create a smoother and more enjoyable climb for the new year.

Last year, Riot added Emerald rank and increased the LP gained during each game. Although this was a good addition that improved match quality, there were some unintended side effects being dealt with in these latest updates. For example, players have experienced large rank differences within their matches, leading to lower game satisfaction and more unfair matches for all.